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Hakeem Olajuwon arrives in his 1984 tuxedo for David Stern’s fi…

Hakeem Olajuwon arrives in his 1984 tuxedo for David Stern’s final draft pick as NBA commissioner

yahoo.com Updated Jun 27, 2013
David Stern's announcement of the first-round picks in the 2013 NBA Draft took on a special meaning. With Stern set to retire as league commissioner in February after 30 years, this marked his last time greeting draftees. While fans mostly used this occ…
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  • Here Lies Boston Sports Guy: Bill Simmons Reacts To Celtics/Net…

    Here Lies Boston Sports Guy: Bill Simmons Reacts To Celtics/Nets Trade

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    The primary gift and curse of ESPN's coverage of this 2013 NBA draft has been the presence of Bill Simmons, one full year into his mid-career renaissance as a talking head/typing head combo pundit. Getting the world's most vocal Celtics fan to react in …
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  • Celtics agree to send Garnett, Pierce to Brooklyn

    Celtics agree to send Garnett, Pierce to Brooklyn

    BROOKLYN -- With all eyes on the wheeling and dealing going on at the NBA draft, the Nets pulled off the biggest trade of all. On Thursday, the Nets agreed to send Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, Keith Bogans, Reggie Evans and first-round picks in 2014,…
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  • Wolves trade 26th pick Roberson in three-team trade

    Wolves trade 26th pick Roberson in three-team trade

    nba.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have taken Colorado forward Andre Roberson with the 26th overall pick for the Golden State Warriors, who then traded him to Oklahoma City.
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  • 76ers tab Spurs assistant Brown as coach

    76ers tab Spurs assistant Brown as coach

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Philadelphia 76ers will hire San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as their new coach, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
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  • 2013 Draft Day Trade Tracker

    2013 Draft Day Trade Tracker

    nba.com yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Keep track of all the trades that went down prior to the NBA Draft and those that happened during Thursday night's action in Brooklyn.
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  • First-round pick Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira puts his draft cap on hi…

    First-round pick Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira puts his draft cap on his giant hair, makes fans (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    With the 16th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected Brazilian big man Lucas "Bebe" Nogueira, a 20-year-old project with excellent athleticism and nascent offensive skills. The Celtics won't keep him — Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarow…
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  • Report: Pelicans trade draft pick Noel to 76ers

    Report: Pelicans trade draft pick Noel to 76ers

    The Pelicans have acquired Philadelphia All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday in a trade that sent Thursday night's sixth overall draft choice, Nerlens Noel, to the 76ers, said a person familiar with the situation.
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  • Timberwolves trade Burke to Jazz for 2 picks

    Timberwolves trade Burke to Jazz for 2 picks

    nba.com Jun 27, 2013
    The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Michigan point guard Trey Burke with the ninth overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night, then shipped him to the Utah Jazz for pick Nos. 14 and 21, according to a person with knowledge of the…
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  • David Stern to booing fans at the NBA Draft: “I can’t hear you”…

    David Stern to booing fans at the NBA Draft: “I can’t hear you” (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    In February, David Stern will give up his post as commissioner of the NBA after 30 years. That means that Thursday marks Stern's last time announcing the first round of the league's draft. Sensing this, the attending fans in Brooklyn welcomed Stern in t…
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  • Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    Cavs take Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.
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  • 2013 NBA Draft: Detroit Selects Kentavious Caldwell-Pope With N…

    2013 NBA Draft: Detroit Selects Kentavious Caldwell-Pope With No. 8 Pick

    dimemag.com Jun 27, 2013
    8. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia 6-6, SG 20 years old, Sophomore The Pistons came into this process needing a shooter. They definitely got one. KCP should fit in nicely next to Brandon Knight, and he should give the big fellas inside more room to w…
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  • 2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Selects Ben McLemore With No. 7 Pick

    2013 NBA Draft: Sacramento Selects Ben McLemore With No. 7 Pick

    dimemag.com Jun 27, 2013
    7. Sacramento: Ben McLemore – Kansas 6-5, SG 20 years old, Freshman McLemore is a fantastic all-around offensive player, and while he does need to work on his ballhandling off the bounce, he has a chance to be an All-Star. He should fit right in with th…
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  • 2013 NBA Draft: Charlotte Selects Cody Zeller With No. 4 Pick

    2013 NBA Draft: Charlotte Selects Cody Zeller With No. 4 Pick

    dimemag.com Jun 27, 2013
    4. Charlotte: Cody Zeller – Indiana 7-0, PF/C 20 years old, Sophomore Right before this pick was made, we told ourselves it had to be Nerlens Noel. It only made sense. Instead, the Bobcats go with one of the best athletes in the draft: Cody Zeller. He b…
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  • "WHOA!": Bill Simmons Steals The NBA Draft, Early

    "WHOA!": Bill Simmons Steals The NBA Draft, Early

    It may not be traditional ESPN TV, but the genuine surprise in Bill Simmons' voice (Update: And on his face!) here is hard to beat.Read more...
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  • 2013 NBA Draft: Orlando Selects Victor Oladipo With The No. 2 P…

    2013 NBA Draft: Orlando Selects Victor Oladipo With The No. 2 Pick

    dimemag.com Jun 27, 2013
    2. Orlando: Victor Oladipo – Indiana 6-4, SG 21 years old, Junior After one of the wildest first picks in NBA Draft history, the Magic go with Oladipo. This kid is an incredible defender who is immediately going to help turn around Orlando’s “loser” men…
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  • 2013 NBA Draft: Live pick-by-pick analysis

    2013 NBA Draft: Live pick-by-pick analysis

    CNNSI.com Jun 27, 2013
    In the end, it wasn't Nerlens Noel, Alex Len or even Victor Oladipo. Instead, Cleveland pulled a shocker, going with UNLV's Anthony Bennett as the No. 1 pick. Follow the selections here.
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: In Dreams

    Deadspin Up All Night: In Dreams

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Greg Howard and Andy Hutchins will have you covered for the NBA draft and whatever else. Do your thing down here.Read more...
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  • Live Blog: Let Us Enjoy The 2013 NBA Draft Together

    Live Blog: Let Us Enjoy The 2013 NBA Draft Together

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    The 2013 NBA draft is here, and, as usual, we have almost no idea what is going to happen over the course of the night. Will the Nets and Celtics consummate a trade sending old people to Brooklyn? Is someone going to take an injured player—either Nerlen…
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  • Obama hopes Bulls draft Senegal's Dieng

    Obama hopes Bulls draft Senegal's Dieng

    nba.com Jun 27, 2013
    President Barack Obama is in Africa to promote democracy and trade but he can't keep his mind off the NBA draft about to begin back home.
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  • Dwight Howard wrote a letter to his younger self

    Dwight Howard wrote a letter to his younger self

    Los Angeles Lakers center and pending free agent Dwight Howard is not having the best time right now. As Howard considers his options, rumors swirl that he will leave L.A. because the fans are unappreciative. (The tenor of the latter report, from the fa…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring what Eddy Curry-to-the-Knicks hat…

    The 10-man rotation, starring what Eddy Curry-to-the-Knicks hath wrought

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: @sephgat. Nearly eight years after the…
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  • Melo doesn't expect surgery on hurt shoulder

    Melo doesn't expect surgery on hurt shoulder

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told reporters that he does not believe he will require surgery on his injured shoulder.
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  • The Maloofs skunking of the Sacramento Kings has the team’s new…

    The Maloofs skunking of the Sacramento Kings has the team’s new regime working overtime

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    New Sacramento Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro comes highly regarded, he’s been praised quite a bit in several NBA circles, and it’s hard to doubt for a second that he’ll do just fine picking with Sacramento’s seventh overall pick in Thursday’s …
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  • Source: Frank joins Kidd staff as Nets assistant

    Source: Frank joins Kidd staff as Nets assistant

    ESPN.com Jun 27, 2013
    Lawrence Frank has decided to join Jason Kidd's staff with the Brooklyn Nets as his lead assistant coach, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Bird eager to get started in Pacers front office

    Bird eager to get started in Pacers front office

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 27, 2013
    Larry Bird is back as the Indiana Pacers' president of basketball operations.
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  • Manchild In The Promised Land: Where Darryl Dawkins Came From

    Manchild In The Promised Land: Where Darryl Dawkins Came From

    deadspin.com Jun 27, 2013
    Originally published in the April 30, 1980, issue of Inside Sports. Reprinted here with the author's permission.Read more...
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  • As NBA draft night approaches, we remember Marty Blake (Video)

    As NBA draft night approaches, we remember Marty Blake (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Today will be the first NBA draft in decades that Marty Blake won't be a part of. There is very little that I can add to the video that is posted below. The NBA did a fantastic job with it, and you should take the time to watch it:
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  • Shane Battier once had an amazing high-top fade of his own (Pho…

    Shane Battier once had an amazing high-top fade of his own (Photo)

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    University of Kentucky prospect Nerlens Noel isn't the only high-end basketballer to rock a high-top fade during his formative years. Come look, via Shriram Bhat's Twitter account, at Shane Battier providing the same follicle precision:
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  • With Bryan Colangelo gone, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has a whole l…

    With Bryan Colangelo gone, Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has a whole lot of work ahead of him

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Shockingly, it didn’t work. Knock you over with a feather, I know, but the still unspecified role former Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo was supposed to play alongside new Raps GM Masai Ujiri is now kaput. Colangelo resigned from whateve…
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  • Arenas arrested with truck full of illegal fireworks

    Arenas arrested with truck full of illegal fireworks

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Arenas arrested with truck full of illegal fireworks
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  • Griz officially hire Joerger to replace Hollins

    Griz officially hire Joerger to replace Hollins

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 27, 2013
    Dave Joerger was introduced as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday after a season in which they won a franchise-best 56 games but split with coach Lionel Hollins.
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  • Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan describes the second round of the…

    Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan describes the second round of the 2013 draft in ten words or less

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    From Orlando Pinstriped Post: Orlando also owns the 51st pick in Thursday's Draft. It comes from the Golden State Warriors via the Denver Nuggets as a result of the Dwight Howard trade in August. Hennigan only fielded one question about his plans for th…
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  • Carlos Boozer parties on a yacht with a dolphin (Photos)

    Carlos Boozer parties on a yacht with a dolphin (Photos)

    yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Carlos Boozer had been the subject of ridicule amongst Chicago Bulls fans for a few years for his passive defense and issues finishing around the rim, but he put together a fantastic comeback season in 2012-13. Boozer averaged 16.2 points and 9.8 reboun…
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  • Looks Like The Knicks Will Have An Orange Alternate Jersey

    Looks Like The Knicks Will Have An Orange Alternate Jersey

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jun 27, 2013
    Last night, birthday boy Iman Shumpert instagrammed—then quickly deleted—this picture from an Adidas photoshoot in Los Angeles. I'd put good money on this being an official-unofficial leak of the Knicks's new third jerseys.Read more...
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  • Worth the Risk?: The 2013 NBA Draft has plenty risky picks -- s…

    Worth the Risk?: The 2013 NBA Draft has plenty risky picks -- some…

    CNNSI.com Jun 27, 2013
    The 2013 NBA Draft has plenty risky picks -- some that could pay off handsomely, and some that could turn out ugly. Andy Glockner looks at some players that could go either way.
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  • NBA Shootaround: All-Time Great Draft Moments

    NBA Shootaround: All-Time Great Draft Moments

    grantland.com Jun 27, 2013
    So much amazing will be happening tonight, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you look back on some of the unforgettable moments from NBA drafts...
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  • Who's That Draft Pick? The Big-Time Role Players!

    Who's That Draft Pick? The Big-Time Role Players!

    grantland.com Jun 27, 2013
    Every year there are a handful of awesome prospects who slip past the lottery in the NBA draft. These are the players you want your team to steal late...
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  • The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    grantland.com Jun 27, 2013
    For some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing...
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  • Arsalan Kazemi: The 2013 NBA Draft's Ready-Made, Overlooked Reb…

    Arsalan Kazemi: The 2013 NBA Draft's Ready-Made, Overlooked Rebounding Machine

    grantland.com Jun 27, 2013
    NBA teams are going to wish they had drafted Arsalan Kazemi. Now, since some of you might be muttering "Who?" right now, that might seem hard to belie...
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  • Video - Sources: Noel On Move To 76ers 00:43

    Sources: Noel On Move To 76ers

    Jun 27
    Andy Katz breaks down the New Orleans Pelicans drafting Nerlens Noel at No. 6 and trading him to the 76ers.
  • Video - Latest On Trade Talks Between Nets, Celtics 02:32

    Latest On Trade Talks Between Nets, Celtics

    Jun 27
    Tim Legler breaks down the Nets and Celtics trade talks that would include Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
  • Video - Cavs Draft Bennett No. 1 01:15

    Cavs Draft Bennett No. 1

    Jun 27
    The Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV F Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 pick.
  • Video - Anthony Bennett, Short and Nice 05:15

    Anthony Bennett, Short and Nice

    Jun 27
    He's a gifted new breed scoring power forward who has a good relationship with Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. Could he go first overall? He addresses the idea that he's too low energy on defense, too nice, or too short.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources -- Brooklyn Nets seek trade for Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, Pau…

    Jun 27
    The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics are merely waiting on Kevin Garnett to waive his no-trade clause to clinch agreement on a trade that ultimately will land Paul Pierce and Garnett in Brooklyn, according to sources close to the process.